This morning I uploaded a GA release of Seam 1.1. For those who've been following the development of Seam 1.1, there is not much new in this compared to the two CR releases. The only significant improvements compared to CR2 are that we now have the Hibernate and JPA example applications running out of the box on WebLogic (as well as JBoss, GlassFish and Tomcat), a number of enhancements to seam-gen, and a nice built-in datepicker control.
Seam 1.1.0.CR2 fixes a number of minor bugs in the CR1 release, and adds some minor improvements. This release includes a version of the booking example application which deploys on GlassFish, the Java EE 5 reference implementation, along with the hibernate2 and jpa examples which run cross-platform on JBoss 4 (with or without EJB3), GlassFish and Tomcat out of the box, and which may be made to run on any J2EE 1.4 compliant application server. The ICEfaces example has been upgraded to ICEfaces 1.5.1.
I cannot believe it is now 5 years ago I bumped into hibernate, and if you use the way back machine and know the original url(s) of the project you can have a walk down memory lane (yes, the front page were even simpler than what Christian just posted in the very first days of Hibernate; I guess he were being nice towards Gavin and his taste of color)
Happy Birthday Hibernate! Now that the first copies of Java Persistence with Hibernate are shipping (still waiting for mine though), the first people who should get one are Hibernate contributors. Manning Publications sponsors 25 copies of the book, and we'll distribute them in exchange for 25 Hibernate forum credits. See this page for details.
At JBoss World last week in Berlin I presented some advanced Hibernate patterns. Well, I planned to talk longer about the Swing and Hibernate demo app I wrote a few days before but it turned out that although 100% of the audience was using Hibernate, only one poor soul had to work with Hibernate in a two-tier desktop application scenario. So I spent more time on the other patterns and only showed the Swing demo for about 5 minutes at the end of the presentation.
With the release of CR1, we are proud to announce Seam 1.1 to the world. Seam 1.1 brings
Ajax, lightweight asynchronicity and the Seam Application Framework to Seam, and brings Seam
to the J2EE platform. No matter what application server you use, you can experience the difference made by Seam's unique state and concurrency management architecture. This release is also a huge step forward in maturity, with many bugfixes and minor enhancements.
After an extensive and quite challenging editing period, the 880 pages update to /Hibernate in Action/ is now available. You can get the eBook on the Manning website. The book is currently being printed and should soon (I guess in about two weeks) be shipped to all MEAP subscribers and resellers such as Amazon.